Tchaikovsky: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2; Five Early Pieces
Discover Tchaikovsky on a more intimate scale
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is best known for his orchestral works – symphonies, ballets, operas, and concertos. This album highlights some of his finest chamber works for string quartet. String Quartet No. 1 is an absolute masterpiece, and the second movement – Andante cantabile in Bb – is one of his most moving and emotional passages in any work. (Upon hearing the work, it brought author and Russian national treasure Leo Tolstoy to tears.) A sterling recording of the Shostakovich Quartet in Moscow, who deftly impart these works with all possible sensitivity. These works are sure to thrill. Discover Tchaikovsky on a more intimate scale!